Stamped Concrete Patio, Lehigh Acres, FL
Outdoor parties, barbecues, bonfire parties, brunches, house picnics - can you guess what all these have in common? That’s right! They are all held in the garden adjoining the patio of your house. And no one wants to be embarrassed by a plain old, ho-hum patio floor that looks like the floor of a storage unit. You want your patio flooring to be the subject of conversations way after the party is over. And what better way to ensure that your patio be the centrepiece of your outdoor space than by getting a stamped concrete patio? Let your guests admire the uniqueness of the concrete patio floor that Suncoast Stamped Concrete contractors will create as they sprawl across the place and sip cocktails.
Stamped concrete vs Others
There are of course a number of ways that Suncoast Stamped Concrete offers if you plan to resurface concrete patio in the area of Lehigh Acres,Florida. There are stained concrete floors, polished concrete, pavers, textured concrete designs and so on. A patio, especially if it faces east, will be getting constant sunlight. This tends to fade out stained concrete fast. You will never want such a concrete floor that will need to be resurfaced again and again. Polished concrete is more durable, but let’s face it. This is a concrete patio we are talking about, not a factory compound. Even though there are a few interesting variations of polished concrete, they are not as varied as stamped concrete. Now pavers do get you the kind of look you want for your patio, but installing pavers is a long-drawn, complex and expensive process and the final look is hardly all that time and effort. Textured concrete designs like splatter and knockdown are durable, but they do not give the look a patio should have. They do have their uses, for sure, but a patio is definitely not one of them. Textured concrete can do wonders to a pool deck or a pier, but they would look extremely drab of applied in a patio floor.
Why get stamped concrete Patio?
We have said it before, we will say it again. The variety that you get in stamped concrete designs, especially at Suncoast Stamped Concrete, is found in no other place. Just with the concrete itself, you can have self-designs that make use of the aesthetic of plain concrete with the clever use of designs that further bring out the appeal of concrete. Then of course there are the usual stamped concrete designs like floral, geometric, motifs, filigree and so on. Then comes the designs that give the concrete patio the look of pavers. But the best among all these will have to be the stamps that mimic other flooring materials. There are many cons that may discourage you from getting the original material. In place of that, you can get concrete patio designs that look like cobblestone, flagstone, wood, tiles, marble, travertine and slate. If you get a view of an adjoining lake from your patio, you can get a stamped concrete design of shells and sand for that beach feel. Or if your patio overlooks a lush garden, you can get the design of the forest floor stamped on your patio floor. You can even get the design of pebbles stamped for that authentic relaxing feeling.
What are the pros of stamped concrete?
Besides the aesthetic superiority, stamped concrete has a number of pros that will make you choose it over any other. There is a reason we champion it at Suncoast Stamped Concrete. For one, stamped concrete lasts longer. People frequent the patio of the house the most. So, the sheen of a polished concrete floor may get dull, the colors of stained concrete floors may get faded, textured concrete floors will get weathered after some days, but you will face none of these problems with stamped concrete. Even if stamped concrete gets faded a bit, it will seem a part of the design. The same applies in case the raised parts of the stamped concrete design gets worn out a bit. And of course, there is no possibility of any polish getting dulled here, because none is used. Also think of what happens if the concrete patio floor gets cracked or damaged slightly. A stamped patio floor can camouflage nearly all such marks pretty well. While we definitely recommend you to resurface your concrete patio floor when it starts to show signs of damage, it is also true that you will at least not have to be embarrassed by such imperfections when guests visit your patio in the meantime. We recommend re-sealing every 2-3 years to maintain the surface.
Stamped concrete cost
You must be thinking that a flooring technique that has so many choices when it comes to designs and also comes with so many advantages must be extremely costly, right? Wrong. The truth is, stamped concrete is less expensive than most other options you have for patio resurfacing. Yes, you heard that right. If we consider materials other than concrete, we have stone, wood, tiles, travertine and slate as some of the most popular flooring components. Now the bitter truth is, each of these is quite expensive. Starting from raw materials to installation, to repair and maintenance, the cost is just too high. On top of that, none of these are half as durable as concrete. Coming to the alternative concrete flooring options, polishing and staining are complex processes whose success and perfection of finish depends on a lot of factors, some not in our hands. Thus, a mess-up can prove costly. Textured concrete flooring also gets worn out a lot, so maintenance cost gets jacked up there. All in all, stamped concrete is your most economical option. Our consultants at Suncoast Stamped Concrete can give you a pretty accurate estimate of the current market rate of getting a stamped concrete patio so that you can get one easily without worrying about the cost.
We at Suncoast Stamped Concrete cannot stress enough what an upgrade your house will get once you get a stamped concrete patio!